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Water leak closes Norwich city centre road

PUBLISHED: 17:27 14 November 2017 | UPDATED: 17:09 15 November 2017

Exchange Street in Norwich was closed so a water leak could be fixed. Pic: Archant.

Exchange Street in Norwich was closed so a water leak could be fixed. Pic: Archant.

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Drivers are facing diversions, because a Norwich city centre road has shut for emergency repairs to a leaking water pipe.

Exchange Street in Norwich closed at 7pm because Anglian Water needs to deal with the problem.

An Anglian Water spokeswoman said: “Earlier today, we were alerted to a leaking water pipe and in order to repair it with minimum disruption Anglian Water engineers will be working through the night.

“We never want to inconvenience our customers but unfortunately the road needs to be closed to keep our engineers safe while the repair work is completed in deep, open excavations. We are very sorry for any disruption caused by the closure of Exchange Street.

“The road is expected to reopen tomorrow (Wednesday) morning.”

At the end of August, a burst water pipe forced the closure of Exchange Street and Gaol Hill. That led to long queues in the city centre, with traffic diverted from St Giles Street and Bethel Street.

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